2013 Preview: Listen Out For – Polaroid 85

19 Nov

At the turn of the year, we ran a short piece on things we were looking forward to in 2012, which looked at bands who were due to come back or release more material. It was just a little bit of fun and something we thought we’d do again this year. Except, inspired by our participation in the Blog Sound of 2013 poll (more details to come soon here and via Breaking More Waves), we thought we’d mix it up a bit this time round and, over the next three weeks, look at 15 artists we are looking forward to hearing more from next year. These aren’t necessarily artists we are saying will be huge in 12 months time, more ones we love, can’t wait to hear more from and who we think deserve to make more of a splash over the coming year.

First up is a one of our own Alphabet Bands, a seven-piece who made the hair stand up on the back of our neck when we first heard them, Polaroid 85.

2012 was relatively quiet for the London based collective but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been busy. As well as indulging in a variety of solo projects, the group have been performing across the country at increasingly high profile and interesting gigs, including one at the Eden Project, as well as recording an acoustic cover of the SBTRKT song, “Wildfire”.

More importantly, they have been writing and recording new music and readying it for release. Even as recently as last night, the band was uploading a new track and getting excited about sharing it. Not, it has to be said, as we are about hearing it. Their own profile has risen slightly over the last 12 months despite not releasing any new material and it should continue to grow with support from a multitude of specialist BBC Radio stations and online coverage.

Their blend of orchestral and digital hasn’t left our MP3 player since we first heard it. The high-end chill out sound is just stunning, with Neeta’s gentle vocals tripping over the combination of strings, wind, brass, beats, samples and synths. We adore the Fuzzy Mornings EP and are hungry for more.

2013 should see our wish come true with more Polaroid 85 material hitting the airwaves in the form of a new EP for us to share and love.

Download the Fuzzy Mornings EP for free via Bandcamp

Read More: ’P’ is for Polaroid 85.

Stalk Polaroid 85: Facebook / Twitter / Soundcloud / You Tube

One Response to “2013 Preview: Listen Out For – Polaroid 85”

  1. Name (required) December 28, 2012 at 21:31 #

    Yep, I will look out for them.

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